NAIT welcomes Rachel Smith to its Board of Governors

Published on July 03, 2024

NAIT welcomes Rachel Smith, who was appointed to NAIT’s Board of Governors for a three-year term on June 20, 2024. 

Smith brings to the board more than 18 years’ experience as a professional engineer in Canada’s energy sector with roles that span technical, operations and commercial. She has held several key positions at Air Products Canada Ltd. since joining the organization in 2013 and currently serves as the vice-president and general manager, Canada, responsible for the Air Products hydrogen and industrial gas business across Canada, including the existing operations, supply relationships and growth strategy.  

Prior to joining Air Products Canada Ltd., Smith held various engineering, operations, and commercial roles in Canada’s energy sector. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in biochemical engineering and master’s degree in engineering science, both from the University of Western Ontario, and received her MBA from the University of Alberta. 

NAIT Board of Governors Quick Facts  

  • NAIT’s Board of Governors comprises 18 people, 12 of whom are public members appointed by the Government of Alberta  
  • NAIT’s Board of Governors also includes:  
    • 2 students nominated by the council of the students’ association  
    • 2 academic staff members nominated by the academic staff association  
    • 1 non-academic staff member nominated by the non-academic staff union  
    • The president of NAIT  

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades. With more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads help fuel the economic engine of the province. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping businesses and communities become more competitive through industry-driven applied research and corporate training. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, industry partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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